BBC Proms Commission Work by Faculty of Music Alumna

A new BBC Proms commission written by Faculty of Music alumna Grace-Evangeline Mason (Somerville College, 2018) will be premiered on the 5th September for the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary. The piece will be performed by the The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Domingo Hindoyan.

Grace-Evangeline Mason is an award-winning composer based in the UK. She has worked with ensembles and artists including members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, BBC Singers, The CBSO, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Early Opera, the Aurora Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, in venues across the UK and internationally. Her music has been performed at festivals including the New Music North West Festival, the Open Circuit Festival, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, Cheltenham Music Festival, Southbank SoundState Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Connecticut, and the 2017 BBC Proms.

Named as the ‘face to watch’ for classical music in The Times 2020 Calendar of the Arts, Mason is the recipient of awards including BBC Young Composer of the Year (2013), the Rosamond Prize (2016), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christopher Brooks Prize (2017) and the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2018).

Visit the BBC Proms website for full details about the event.

More information about Grace-Evangeline can be found on her website.